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Audi has revised its R18 e-tron quattro race car for the 2015 season. Competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi will be competing in the 4-megajoule class with the 2015 R18 e-tron quattro, a hybrid sports car. The company is the […]

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Kia unveiled the Sportspace at the 85th Annual Geneva Motor Show, a sleek wagon-like concept that is powered by a diesel-hybrid powertrain. The Sportspace concept is powered by the latest evolution of Kia’s diesel-electric T-Hybrid system, previously seen on the Optima T-Hybrid concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Kia explained the 1.7-liter diesel engine […]

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Land Rover and Airstream embarked on a ride to the Arctic Circle to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Range Rover Sport Hybrid. The premium diesel hybrid towed the aluminum travel trailer 2,500 miles to Land Rover’s cold-weather test center in Arjeplog, Sweden, then on to the Arctic Circle. Land Rover said this real world […]

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Hyundai opted to showcase its green side for the Paris Motor Show this year. The Korean automaker has on display a 48-volt Hybrid version of its i40 and a New Generation i30 powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). “Hyundai Motor is committed to creating sustainable mobility for European consumers,” said Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President […]

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This week in Paris Kia will showcase its mild hybrid diesel “Optima T-Hybrid” which it first previewed March this year in Geneva. Powered by the company’s production 1.7-liter CRDi turbo diesel, Kia has paired a 48-volt battery and small electric motor which it says allows limited pure EV driving at low speeds and when cruising. […]

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A Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has traveled 1,968 kilometers (1,222.8 miles) from Tangier in North Africa to Goodwood in England on a single tank. Mercedes added on reaching its destination, the vehicle still had enough fuel left for another 160 kilometers (99.5 miles). The drive was the answer to a dare of a question: […]

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Audi reached its goal of reducing fuel consumption while competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The company’s R18 e-tron quattro clinched its 2014 Le Mans victory while consuming 22 percent less fuel than its predecessor in 2013. Audi said it saved energy through the use of technologies such as optimized aerodynamics, 45 kilograms less […]

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The Volvo V60 diesel-hybrid is now also available in Volvo Cars’ R-Design version. The Swedish company stated its Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the best-selling hybrid-electrified vehicles in Europe in 2013. “We sold almost 8,000 plug-in hybrids in 2013. Adding the R-Design dynamic attributes to the V60 Plug-in Hybrid – the world’s first […]

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The Volkswagen XL1, also known as the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, is already becoming a museum piece! The XL1 will be displayed at the Design Museum in London alongside other examples of design excellence and Designs of the Year award nominees from a range of disciplines. The display started March 27 and goes on […]

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Imagine having a diesel-hybrid racecar drive by your side while commuting. That is what happened to drivers around France’s town of Le Castellet. Audi’s Audi R18 e-tron quattro began the 2014 WEC season not on the legendary race track in Western France but in public traffic. Audi said factory driver Tom Kristensen, with nine victories […]

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